My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake

My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake created by Shauna S.

I have another recipe for chocolate cake on Zaar but this one has just become by new favourite. Unless I'm baking a really special chocolate cake for an event, I tend not to make cakes that call for chocolate as it is never in the cupboard when I come to bake! This chocolate cake is the result of years of playing around with recipes & I personally think it is fab. You get the same incredibly moist & soft sponge texture you find in a store bought cake but all the great taste of a homemade cake. In fact, I think that this cake is so rich it doesn't even need to be iced / frosted - of course, if you want a really indudgant treat, then go ahead & whack some on! I find that this cake freezes well for a couple of months & keeps well in an airtight container for around a week. I stated 1/3 cup cocoa in the recipe but if the cake if for adult chocaholics then you can always add more - I find that kids sometime find too much cocoa a bit bitter.

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  • Preheat your oven to 180c & grease a 10" round springform cake tin.
  • Warm the margarine up in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, it needs to be extremely soft but not liquid.
  • In a fairly large bowl, beat the sugar & the warmed margarine together. Unlike a regular sponge, you don't need to do this for more than a couple of minutes - creaming to get it fluffy is not required here!
  • Next beat in the eggs, once they are fully incorporated add the baking powder & cocoa powder. Carefully mix them in then quickly beat the mix for a minute.
  • Mix in the flour, being sure to get it well mixed & break up any lumps that may be lurking.
  • Finally, mix in the water little by little.
  • Pour the cake batter into the tin, level off & place in the centre of the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
  • As soon as 40 minutes have passed, turn the oven off & leave the cake in there for 10-15 minutes before removing.
  • Leave the cake in it's tin for 10 mins then pop out & leave to cool on the serving plate.
  • Once the cake has cooled, give it a generous dusting of confectioners sugar.
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"I have another recipe for chocolate cake on Zaar but this one has just become by new favourite. Unless I'm baking a really special chocolate cake for an event, I tend not to make cakes that call for chocolate as it is never in the cupboard when I come to bake! This chocolate cake is the result of years of playing around with recipes & I personally think it is fab. You get the same incredibly moist & soft sponge texture you find in a store bought cake but all the great taste of a homemade cake. In fact, I think that this cake is so rich it doesn't even need to be iced / frosted - of course, if you want a really indudgant treat, then go ahead & whack some on! I find that this cake freezes well for a couple of months & keeps well in an airtight container for around a week. I stated 1/3 cup cocoa in the recipe but if the cake if for adult chocaholics then you can always add more - I find that kids sometime find too much cocoa a bit bitter."

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  1. lindamgills
    How many ounces in 1/3 cocoa and 1/4cup of water please? Thank you Linda
  2. Shauna S.
    My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake Created by Shauna S.
  3. Ellie F.
    Could you use really melted chocolate instead of coco or would that make the cake to dense?
  4. Ray I.
    Margarine? Really? I can't remember the last time I cooked with margarine. It works better than butter for this recipe?
  5. Laura I.
    how much is a cup
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